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Dark Circles: All You Need To Know About Under Eye Dark Circles

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We’ve always been bothered by the under-eye dark circles. No matter how many hours you sleep at night, they’re always there, and no amount of serum or color corrector can make them go away. You’ve probably Googled “how to remove under eye dark circles” on more than one occasion, and you’d do almost anything to get rid of them. And even after you’ve tried a million hacks, they make a comeback. Don’t they?

However, while they are not dangerous to your health, the condition does have a psychological effect on how you see yourself and what others think when they meet you.

So, What Are These Under Eye Dark Circles?

Medically speaking, the under eye dark circles are “round, uniform areas of pigmentation beneath each eye.” Under-eye circles can make you appear haggard and exhausted, although late nights and lack of sleep are rarely the main cause. While this is a common reason, a higher probability is if you are genetically more prone to thin skin under the eyes. In a study by the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Medical College, researchers found dark circles under the eyes were the most common condition found in a routine dermatology practice.

Some of the causes believed to contribute to hyperpigmentation are temporary and resolve after the irritant has been removed. Possible temporary and permanent causes of under eye dark circles include:

 

Causes Of Under Eye Dark Circles:

  • Sun exposure
  • Genetic pigmentation
  • Dermal melanocytosis
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Contact dermatitis
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Drugs
  • Aging

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How To Get Rid Of Dark Circles Under Your Eyes?

There are several choices you can make daily to help reduce both bags and discoloration under your eyes. Each of these options will work, but may not work for everyone, depending on your condition.

1. Avoid Rubbing Your Eyes:

The skin under your eyes is thin, and it loses elasticity and collagen as you age. Do your best to stop rubbing your eyes.

2. Keep a Check On Your Allergies:

Allergies can cause itchy, watery eyes. This may contribute to rubbing a sensitive area and can increase the puffiness around the eyes.

3. Switch the Way You Sleep:

Do you sleep on your stomach? Gravity causes fluid to collect under your eyes and consistent pressure on your facial skin can lead to deepening wrinkles. So, sleep on your back.

4. Remove Your Makeup Gently:

Leaving makeup on during the night can increase irritation to your sensitive eye tissue. Use a gentle eye makeup remover to swipe on your eyes and leave for a minute and then wash off. Seal off with a virgin coconut oil.

5. Reduce Alcohol Consumption:

Alcohol is dehydrating, pulling the water out of your skin. This increases the risk of further damage to the area if you start rubbing your eyes.

6. Wear Eye Protection:

Wear quality sunglasses when you’re outside. They help protect both your eyes and the delicate skin around the eyes from the sun.

7. Reduce or Quit Smoking:

Smoking speeds the loss of collagen from your skin, increasing the bags around your eyes.

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Treatments for Dark Circles

Dark eye circles can be hard to treat and it is always a good idea to maintain realistic expectations of the results you can achieve. However, it does not mean that there are no treatments available. Dark circle treatment at Skin City not only addresses dark circles but skin pigmentation; exfoliation treatments, such as;

  • Medical Microdermabrasion, can treat thick and dull skin.
  • Laser treatments can also reduce the pigmentation in the under-eye area as well as helps with tightening of the skin.
  • If you are experiencing permanent swollen or puffy under eyes you may also want to consider an eye bag removal procedure.

It is evident that with proven medical treatments for dark circles, you’ll find better long-term solutions. It is however essential that for a safe and successful procedure you get advice from a skin super specialist who’ll ensure your eyes look as radiant as possible.

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How To Prevent Dark Circles In The First Place?

Here’s what you can do to prevent or minimize the appearance of dark circles under your eyes:

1. Use Retinol

With repeated use, retinol can stimulate the production of collagen, making the skin less thin and improving the dark circles.

2. Use Lightening Products And Sunscreen

Invest in a broad-spectrum physical sunscreen that contains zinc oxide or titanium dioxide.

3. Check for allergies

Most people have darkness under the eyes due to allergies and don’t realize it. An antihistamine helps clear that up.

4. Get More Restful Sleep

The cheapest way to reduce the appearance of eye bags is to get on a regular sleep routine of seven to eight hours per day.

5. Try Tea Bags

Caffeinated tea, which contains natural tannins, is a mild diuretic and long used by grandmothers and runway models for reducing eye puffiness.

6. Avoid Excess Salt In Your Diet

It is common knowledge that sodium can cause you to retain water, but did you know the bloat sodium causes in the body can also cause puffiness under your eyes?

If you’ve got exhausted by these trials, we recommend that you consult our skin super specialist to see if there’s a facial or skin therapy treatment that will combat this skin discoloration.

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When To See A Doctor?

If you want a more lasting solution than concealers and over-the-counter creams can provide, visit us for advice. Depending on what’s causing the circles under your eyes, we will recommend a combination of treatments to erase or reduce discoloration. Laser therapy or chemical peels can be helpful in some cases. Hollows that cause shadows can be smoothed with injectable fillers, and surgery can eliminate puffy lids.

Read Further >> Eye Bags Vs Dark Circles

Why Should You Choose Skin City?

At Skin City, we work with the best specialists, products & technology. Our priority is our patient satisfaction, safety and delivering the best results possible.

  • All our doctors and therapists are highly skilled with years of experience, so you can rest assured you are in the best care possible.
  • We use the latest technologies available.
  • We have an outstanding reputation for patient safety, honest advice and excellent care.

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If you opt for a treatment under the eyes at Skin City, you choose an experienced cosmetic clinic that will inform you about the possibilities and work with you in a safe manner. We are happy to give you honest and transparent advice about the possibilities during a consultation.

Get ready to bring back that vibrancy of your face back with Skin City!

About The Author

Skin Specialist in Pune

Dr Niteen Dhepe is a Board Certified Dermatologist and has developed himself as a pioneer in field of Cosmetic Dermatology and Lasers in India. He is the biggest entrepreneur in contemporary dermatology world of India.

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